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Mediterranean Award for "Architecture" - 2014
in memory of Oscar Niemeyer
Architect, BRAZIL


Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, better known as Oscar Niemeyer (Rio de Janeiro, 15 December 1907 – Rio de Janeiro, 5 December 2012), was a Brazilian architect and one of the most renowned architects of the twentieth century. He worked for many years with Le Corbusier, and, despite advocating utilitarianism in architecture, his creations reflect the use of dynamic “Mediterranean” forms. They are so sensual that many of his admirers saw him as a sculptor of monuments more than an architect.
This award, which was conferred upon him on 10 November 2012, is now made to commemorate his works.

Awards Ceremony

 

FILIPPO CANNATA – 2013
Architect
ITALY

He has been incisive and profession in the execution of his architectural work as well as in his relationships with light. 
His works, especially the "Light of the Mediterranean", are permeated with “Mediterraneanity” and combine the culture of architecture with rigour and lighting technology in compliance with the memory of place, the utility of spaces and the needs of individuals.

Awards Ceremony

 

Naples, 20 December 2013


VITTORIO DI PACE – 2012
Architect
ITALY

At 105 years old, Vittorio di Pace continues to work indefatigably as an architect on the project he has dreamed about all his life: that of creating an interethnic city.
His life has been based on Love for Life and the “Architect’s Profession”, which unites artistic spirit with curiosity for the world. He has carried out projects in Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia, The Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia.
He is a rare example of curiosity and perceptiveness, brimming with enthusiasm for work and wellbeing, as well as being a careful observer of the world and creator of universal architecture without differences or hierarchies.

Awards Ceremony

Naples, 4 January 2012



ZAHA HADID
Architect
IRAQ

Iraqi by birth, but a Londoner by adoption, Zaha Hadid is gradually but inexorably peppering the landscape of the world with her architectural creations. She is an inspired but refined visionary, whose works have been widely acclaimed in Italy. They include the Afragola High Speed Train Station in Naples and the new project for the Mediterranean Museum in Reggio Calabria or that of the Nuragic and Contemporary Art Museum in Cagliari, as well as the revolutionary and futuristic National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome. Zaha Hadid is a reference point for the Greater Mediterranean on how Architecture can be used as a tool of peace and dialogue.

Awards Ceremony

Naples, 20 May 2011



ALVARO SIZA - 2009
Architect
PORTUGAL

He has been incisive and profession in the execution of his architectural work as well as in his relationships with the social and human capital of towns.
His works are permeated with “Mediterraneanity” and combine the culture of architecture with rigour and technique, respect for tradition, the utility of spaces and the needs of individuals.

Awards Ceremony

Naples, 13 June 2010

FABRIZIO CARÒLA - 2005
Architect
ITALY

An architect who, through his talent, has been able to create structures based on the wisdom of ancient tradition in buildings. He has created living spaces that are both primitive and complex, bridging archaic tradition and futuristic space in which the simplicity of techniques is transformed into versatility of execution, clarity and rigour in the use of materials. Architecture of life and for life, which respects natural environments and satisfies the fundamental need for of serenity and harmony without resorting either to an excess of technology or obsolete technologies. With Fabrizio Caròla, Tèchne strive for freedom leading to the discovery of knowledge embodied in building techniques of the pre-modern tradition and paving the rich way  to the rich discovery of contemporary Mediterranean creativity.

Awards Ceremony

Naples, 24 October 2005